I have created my polymer clay tutorials and patterns to be downloaded and used by anyone free of charge. All of my tutorials are copyrighted; no republishing, please! Link to this page instead. If you want to repost photos, please credit me, Maria Jam Brown.
This one is not a tutorial but a pattern. My clay friends found these patterns helpful when decorating glass sphere ornaments of different sizes with polymer clay sheets. Just choose the paper pattern size that fits your ornament diameter and cut it out. Lay the cut-out paper pattern on a fairly thin sheet of polymer and trace/cut it out of the polymer sheet. Fold it around your ornament (see above photos), smooth it out, then decorate- easy peasy!
My guild has a blast making these tiny houses together every year. We put so much work into our tiny treasures, it made sense to create them in polymer clay and enjoy them forever.
I usually cut out, decorate, and cure my clay house pieces on a flat ceramic tile. I then assemble the house using Kato poly paste and more clay (and more fun tiny clay candies) then cure it again. It’s wise to tape the structure together with blue painter’s tape while curing and cooling. I leave the bottoms open to insert a battery-operated tea light. if it’s going to be hung on a tree- then I make a large wire eye pin and insert it into the roof before the first curing.
The tutorial explains the steps I took to make these tiny charms, under one inch tall. If you want to see how I made them, download the pdf and take a look. It may inspire you to make your own little charms, or you just might think I’m crazy to work so small.
I wanted to create something that people wouldn’t expect to see worn as jewelry. These are some beads I made to look like beach pebbles, or beach stones.
I borrowed some pebbles from the Puget Sound beach near my home and experimented a LOT. I came up with a few techniques that I think look more realistic than a lot of the faux pebbles out there- so if you’re going for ‘real’- check it out. It’s free.
I created this tutorial for people who have some experience with polymer clay, but these methods are not difficult for beginners. Please credit me if you publish something using my techniques. And please send me a link or a photo– I’d love to see your work!